Bushmills affection

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 10.03.06 AMYes another whiskey tweet tasting. And a fabulous one, I might add. A Bushmills tasting. 5 Beauties in one evening.

Bushmills is named after the city where it is distilled. It has two mills on the banks of the River Bush which runs past the distillery. Bushmills whiskey is still distilled in the Old Bushmills Distillery. This is the world’s oldest whiskey distillery with a license.

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The inspiring range of Glen Moray

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This time I enjoyed a lovely and inspiring range of Glen Moray. A promising box with very attractive bottles on the inside.

Their Single malt whisky has been distilled on the banks of the River Lossie since 1897, just outside Elgin, one of Scotland’s oldest towns. (Source: Glen Moray)

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Havana Club, Havana Club, what have you done?

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 7.35.07 PMOn Monday, the 1st of June I took part of a Rum tasting. A tasting hosted by Peter Holland @FloatingRumShac. Also in company by Havana Club Brand Ambassador Meimi Sanchez (@_HavanaClub)

First thought, there goes my Rum virginity. Do I regret this? No, not at all. It was an amazing adventure!

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The Glenlivet extends the master distiller’s reserve journey with 2 new expressions

unnamedThe Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, proudly presents the Masters Distiller’s Reserve range, a signature collection of three exceptional triple-cask matured single malt whiskies. Available exclusively to international travellers from 1st July 2015, the collection elegantly showcases the unrivalled quality and character that has become part of the signature of The Glenlivet’s classic style – ‘the single malt that started it all’. Continue reading

SPEY encapsulates the spirit of Whisky Live Holland in a bottle

A Speyside malt will be the toast of an international whisky festival – after being specially selected as the signature drink of its 2015 event. An expression of SPEY from Speyside Distillery single malt has been chosen for Whisky Live Holland’s bottling of the year.

The event – the oldest and largest event dedicated to whisky in the Netherlands – has bought a SPEY 2007 single cask sherry butt which will be bottled at cask strength and sold in limited numbers. Each bottle will have a 2015 festival labelling which will include the cask and bottle number,making it a highly collectible item. Continue reading

Island first: Multimillion-pound whisky distillery planned for for Isle of Raasay

R&B Distillers Managing Director, Alasdair Day, enjoys a dram on the Isle of Raasay (7)A tiny Hebridean island off the coast of Skye is set to become the location of Scotland’s newest distillery.

The multimillion-pound Raasay Distillery and visitor experience centre will be independently owned & operated by R&B Distillers and hopes to open in January 2017, if planning permission is granted later this year.

The development would become the island’s first legal distillery and is expected to generate employment for eleven of the island’s 120 residents.

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An Evening with the Blenders at the Scotch Whisky Experience

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Last night, Wednesday 29th April 2015, the Scotch Whisky Experience hosted their annual ‘An Evening with the Blenders’ event. A panel of master blenders from around the world were in attendance, fresh from judging the International Spirits Challenge. At £25 … Continue reading

Sweet drams are made of this – make a date at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside Whisky galore_180215_0358Decadent handmade chocolates will find their perfect whisky partners during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. On first impressions, it may seem like an unusual coupling, but find the right chocolate and the right dram and it makes for a marriage made in heaven.

A whisky and chocolate tasting event taking place during this year’s festival will demonstrate how both whisky and chocolate reflect their origin. Just as different regions produce distinct flavours of whisky, so too do cocoa beans reflect individual characters from their origins.

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Nieuwe hommage aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky

The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud biedt alle verrukkingen van whisky van een enkele distillatie gerijpt in een enkel vat Met de release van Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud brengt The Balvenie opnieuw een eerbetoon aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky en de mysterieuze interactie tussen eikenhout en spirit.

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